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Male medics more likely to face legal action

Male doctors have nearly a two-and-a-half times greater chance of having medico-legal action taken against them than their female counterparts, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.

Breaking bad news to patients

Hilary Maher, Education into Practice Adviser at the Irish Hospice Foundation, explores the complex communication challenge facing doctors about to deliver that piece of bad news to patients, as the Hospice launches a new information video on YouTube for medical professionals.